UP CM announces aid for families of soldiers killed in Uri terror attack

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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday announced a financial aid of Rs 20 lakh each to the families of four jawans from the state killed in Uri terror attack in Kashmir.

“The Chief Minister has announced a financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh each to the families of four jawans from Uttar Pradesh killed in Uri yesterday,” a spokesperson said.

Heavily armed militants suspected to be from Pakistan- based Jaish-e-Mohammed had yesterday stormed an army base in Uri, killing 17 jawans.

While two of the 17 soldiers were from Jammu and Kashmir, four belonged to Uttar Pradesh, three each Bihar and Maharashtra, two each West Bengal and Jharkhand and one hailed from Rajasthan.

(With PTI inputs)

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